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Could the Fed help bail out New York's MTA?
The central bank offers loans to help state and local governments through the pandemic. But is it the best way to borrow?
The Fed starts buying corporate bonds
The Federal Reserve is buying a broad cross-section of bonds to make sure firms have the money they need to weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
What are ETFs and why is the Fed pouring billions into them?
The Federal Reserve is prepared to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate bond ETFs to support businesses, and make it possible for these businesses to borrow during the Coronavirus downturn.
Stress tests for banks aren't designed for a downturn as severe as this one
Today's news is worse — and coming faster — than in the scenarios the central bank tests for.
Ben Bernanke on COVID-19 downturn: "With help from the Federal Reserve and from the Treasury, I'm not really expecting a major financial crisis."
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed has to do what it can to limit the damage caused by the coronavirus.
Could U.S. interest rates go negative like Europe's?
After the European Central Bank announced a rate cut, Trump urged the Fed to do the same.
While criticizing the Fed, Trump picks Cain for its board
President Trump wants to appoint the former pizza executive to the Federal Reserve.
The Fed holds interest rates steady, reflecting moderate economic slowdown
In a sharp turn from December’s forecasts, the Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it will hold short-term interest rates steady. The announcement comes amid signs of a slowing economy and weakening consumer and business spending. For workers and the housing market, however, the economy is still healthy.
The questions 60 Minutes doesn’t need to ask Yellen, Bernanke and Powell ...
… because Marketplace already did.
Why the Fed's balance sheet is making markets nervous
Robert Kaplan, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, on Thursday told Bloomberg that the Fed ought to think about slowing down how quickly it’s shrinking its balance sheet. What’s a balance sheet? It’s a ledger of the Fed’s assets and liabilities that, in the middle of the financial crisis, the Fed expanded as […]